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TOP 500 REVIEWERon February 13, 2013
Well I don't know what all the haters are on about but I loved this final book in the Fifty Shades trilogy. In fact for me each book just got better, with "Freed" becoming my favourite. Granted I had a few issues, like the constant Mr. Grey/Mrs. Grey every single time they addressed each other, which was all cute and newlywedish at first and then just proceeded to drive me crazy. But I still had trouble putting this one down; I am a total sucker when it comes to the tortured hero so I understood my falling for Christian but Ana surprised me and I came to appreciate her as she grew a backbone and learned how to handle her man and his many moods.

Plus there's an actual story here; I mean stuff happens other than in the playroom. We get car chases, assorted stalkers, blips, kidnappings, bar fights, car accidents, drunk Christian, out of control Christian, raging Christian, playful Christian, needy f'd up Christian it was just such an all-out emotional journey and managed to leave me shocked several times. I also found it fascinating to watch Christian lose control and for Ana take it, not what I was expecting but all his shades finally made sense.

Ana's hilarious inner goddess is still with us and I was happy to see the inclusion of more sexy, fun, playful or in this case argumentative e-mails as Ana tries to stand her ground against a very controlling and used to being in charge Christian. These things were part of what separated Fifty from the Twilight universe for me and also why James' writing grew on me since that first book which felt immature, you could really hear her voice here and I now can't wait to see what she writes next.

I also loved the ending which finally "freed" Christian and left me in a very happy place; it just felt so complete, like okay you guys are going to make it, thanks for the journey. Of course this could have something to do with the many assorted epilogues we get, my favourite being the inclusion of Christian's Midnight Sun-ish POV first meeting of Ana. I would read the whole series again from inside his head. Laters.

"I need control Ana. Like I need you. It's the only way I can function. I can't let go of it. I've tried... And yet, with you..." He shakes his head in exasperation. I swallow. This is the heart of the dilemma -his need for control and his need for me. I refuse to believe these are mutually exclusive."

"Do you want a drink?" I ask super sweetly.
"No thanks" he says not taking his eyes off me, and I know that he's helpless. He does not know what to do with me. It's comical on one level and tragic on another."
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on December 1, 2012
I had read the first book (a borrowed one) quite fast as my sister wanted it back, but after reading it, I immediately went online to pick up the three of them. I also wanted to take my time reading them, as I don't often get free time to do so. The second book was so good, I avoided reading the third so I could take it on vacation with me.

It is REALLY good. Imagine my surprise when I got to Costa Rica and the books were on the store shelves, in English. There were three girls around the pool reading it also.

Some of the things that Christian and Anastasia do are a little out there for me, but the feeling you get reading about their sexual habits is not anything I expected. I am a little older now, but it took me back a few years to some pretty fun times, with partners I cared about enough to experiment with. And the love they have for each other is something most of us can only dream of.

I have heard that this series is being looked at for film....might I suggest the guy that plays the Mentalist (he was also in The Devil Wears Prada), SIMON BAKER. He has that sexy, yet boyish look to him, with a few sly, and shy smiles. He has the Red-ish/Blonde unkempt look to his hair. He looks incredible in jean and a shirt, as well as a suit. BUT,he is also VERY GOOD LOOKING WHEN HIS CLOTHES ARE REMOVED!!!, not to mention and incredible actor, someone you don't want to take your eyes off of.

I can't wait to finish the books now that I am home, and I am sure that after Xmas, I just may read them leaning these ones out, they can get their own...!!! ;) .....K
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on June 15, 2013
I am not a reader, so when I started reading the first of the set I was surprised that I was unable to put it down. I struggled terribly all through high school (which was back in the 70's) with reading. But this book held my interest and was very easy to read. For someone who is used to reading a lot of good written books, they would probably not like this book just by the way it is written. You can tell the writer is very inexperienced with writing, as it is pretty simplified reading. But the story line I like and I can seem to put them down. I started the first book back in Feb, I have finished it, finished the second one and have half of the last one to read. Definately far fetched, but who doesn't like some fantasy in their life! :-)
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on November 13, 2013
This last book is fantastic! I read all 3 of the books in one weekend! Couldn't put them down! If you read the first book and were disappointed, highly recommend buying the other 2 and read the whole story!
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on January 17, 2014
Book three was the best of the three as now the story begins to have a future, and the characters become better people, and the mysteries are coming to an end. I enjoyed the Trilogy.
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on May 23, 2015
For a long time, I didn't want to read cuz the subject of SM wasn't appealing to me. Until someone presented it to me on the "relationship" point of view. So I gave it a try. I devoured it in 3 days. Bought the second and third, and devoured them also. That's self explanatory. A bit to explicit when it comes to the details ( I think the sexiness and the sensuality comes through without the "porn" aspect) but all in all, the characters are interesting and so is the story
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on January 16, 2014
Loved the book series. Read the whole trilogy, it is worth every minute you spend reading it.couldn't put it down.
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on January 2, 2013
I bought myself this book after having received the first two as gifts.I could NOT put it down! It was amazing, very detailed and intriguing. It does border the lines of sexual fantasy though. I recommend this to all mommies who need to have a day out of hte life of a mommy, I read this book in three days while being a stay at home mom and I would read it even while cooking!
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on March 10, 2015
I loved the story line and would recommend it to any romance - thriller readers. I loved all the psychological aspect of Christian's character and how he evolves during the course of the trilogy as so does Anastasia in some ways. I wish some would start by reading the book instead of judging the story line as a bdsm absorbed only book.
Than you for your work of art!
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on January 5, 2013
Are you kidding me....I thought I wouldn't like it after hearing all the hype about it, but I couldn't put them down. I went to Costa Rica in the middle of reading them and they were in my carry-on....LOL!

HIGHLY recommend....first book not as good as the second and third, (but very good in itself anyway) you need to read the first to get the story line.
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